FEC gives Jeanine Pirro 24 hours to stop flouting law and come clean on 14-year-old campaign debt
The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) is demanding that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro file financial reports from her failed 2006 campaign against then-incumbent Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).
The Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal was first to report on Wednesday that the FEC had sent a letter to Pirro suggesting that she had 24 hours to reply.
“It is important that you file this report immediately,” the letter stated. “The failure to timely file a complete report may result in civil money penalties, an audit or legal enforcement action.”
The commission went on to recommend that Pirro use an “overnight delivery or courier service” so that the report is not subject to further delays.
Levinthal noted that Pirro has not filed a report since 2011, when she acknowledged owing nearly $600,000 to 20 different vendors.
Read the FEC letter below.
The @FEC wants @JudgeJeanine‘s old U.S. Senate campaign to explain why it won’t comply with federal law — something it hasn’t done for years by not filing mandatory campaign finance reports. pic.twitter.com/TSHPCJHWGT# p #7_13 # ad skipped = true #
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At that time, it reported having 20 creditors owed a combined $589,194 in debt, including to @verizon and the @USPS. Also reported $19,458 cash on hand: https://t.co/ufdCbKkP5t pic.twitter.com/ZwaIpX9J13# p #11_13 # ad skipped = true #
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